Fraud is evolving rapidly in complexity and scale, driven by technological advancements, more sophisticated offending, and larger trans-border transactions. For victims of fraud in New Zealand, it can be challenging to navigate the current system. Fraud and corruption are by nature hidden crimes which also makes it difficult to estimate the size of the problem.
In response, the SFO is leading the development of the National Counter Fraud and Corruption Strategy, together with Ministry of Justice and NZ Police. The Strategy aims to:
- better manage reporting of fraud, and co-ordination between agencies who deal with offences
- improve the experience of victims
- progress prevention and awareness activities.